Posted on 9th May 2017
Biking IFA is ‘Charity Champion’
A local independent financial adviser has been recognised for his exceptional commitment to charity at the inaugural BHBiz Awards.
Mike Oliver, of Mike Oliver Associates, won the ‘Charity Champion’ award at the event, which was hosted by the Burgess Hill Business Parks Association (BHBPA) and highlighted outstanding business accomplishments in the local area.
Judges Gordon Reay, Grant Ashley, and Mayor of Burgess Hill Jacqui Landriani chose Mike for the award due to his dedicated support of organisations such as the Rotary Club, Dementia Action Alliance, Alzheimer’s Society, and Chailey Heritage. The award was sponsored by Heights Health & Fitness.
Mike was unable to attend the event as he was taking part in the Brighton2Paris bike ride from Friday 4 to Monday 8 May, for which he was also a sponsor.
“I am truly humbled to receive this distinction,” said Mike. “I was disappointed I couldn’t be there but the Bike Ride was a fantastic experience and a great chance to raise funds for some worthy causes. Thanks to the BHBPA and the judges for this recognition – it was a lovely surprise.”
The BHBiz Awards took place at the Brighton Amex Community Stadium on Friday 5 May.
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."